Matagorda Island Liberty Ship Reef (MI-616)

 | By Seamus on 12/28/2012 12:18:52 AM | Views (4305)

Matagorda Island Liberty Ship Reef (MI-616)
Donor: Texas Coastal & Marine Council
Structure: Liberty Ship-Dwight L. Moody
Distance From: Port OConnor 22 nm

"The Matagorda Island Liberty Ship Reef is composed of three Liberty Ships, the Dwight L. Moody, the Jim Bridger and the George Dewey. Nine other Liberty Ships are located at other reef sites along the Texas coast. Brochures for these reef sites are available from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The Dwight L. Moody made the perilous Atlantic crossing several times during World War II; one convoy was attacked, with two ships torpedoed. Both the Jim Bridger and the George Dewey served in the Normandy invasion, transporting Army and Navy personnel and cargo. The crew of the George Dewey received the Operation and Engagement Star for their participation in the initial phases of the invasion. The crew of the Jim Bridger later received the Philippine Liberation ribbon for services including a landing at Mindanao." -

Catch Information

Depth:107 feet (32.61 meters or 17.83 fathoms)

Structure Information

Matagorda Island Liberty Ship Reef (MI-616) is a fishing spot. An artificial or natural reef that attracts fish can be found here. This spot is known to contain ledges and/or rocks that attract fish.

This fishing spot was added to the database on 12/28/2012 12:18:52 AM by Seamus and last updated on 2/27/2021 11:23:49 PM.


View Full Fishing Map

GPS Files

Download GPS files of fishing spots for this area.

Including GPX (Universal GPS Format), KML (Google Earth), and XLS (Excel) files.

GPS Coordinates

Degree, Decimal Minutes:
N28º 06.996', W96º 05.201'
Decimal Degrees:
28.11660, -96.08668
Degree, Minutes, Seconds:
N28º 06' 59.76", W96º 05' 12.05"

Add to My Spots

Let us custom design a SD Card of fishing spots for your GPS unit!

Custom SD Card of FIshing Spots
Please check local, state, and federal laws before fishing any fishing spot found on this site.


Panama Nautical Club
Panama Nautical Club
We are the leading Panama fishing resort located in the Gulf of Chiriquí on the Pacific Coast of Panama. Our Island location provides a breathtaking 3

New Orleans Style Fishing Charters
New Orleans Style Fishing Charters
Located just 30 minutes south of New Orleans, Lafitte waters hold a variety of fish to be caught from the hard fighting red fish to the paper mouth sp

Upgrade to Pro


Gives You Access To:

Catch More Fish Download GPS Files Create Custom Maps Fishing Predictions Featured Listings

 Download GPS files of fishing spots.
 Create Custom Maps of fishing spots.
 Fishing predictions w/ future date & location.
 Featured Listings for your fishing business.

$7 month or $49 year